Local driver facing charges after knocking over light pole on Bath Road

Photo by Logan Cadue/Kingstonist.

A 24-year-old local driver is facing impaired driving charges after hitting a light pole in the median, which fell across the westbound lanes of Bath Road earlier today.

According to a media release from Kingston Police, dated Thursday, May 23, 2024, officers on patrol were stopped at a red light in an eastbound lane at the intersection of Bath Road and Sir John A. Macdonald Boulevard at approximately 12:45 a.m. when they saw a grey motor vehicle travelling at a high rate of speed in the westbound lane of Bath Road, heading toward the same intersection.

“The vehicle proceeded to lose control and struck a light pole in the median which then fell across the westbound lanes of Bath Road,” police detailed.

“Officers immediately attended the scene and observed the driver and lone occupant emerge from the heavily damaged motor vehicle with apparent minor injuries.”

Upon speaking with this individual, the officer made observations that they were impaired by alcohol, according to the release. The accused was arrested and transported to police headquarters where they provided two breath samples. The accused was found to have approximately two times the legal limit of alcohol in their system.

Petra Martins-Hajj-Hassan, the 24-year-old local individual, was charged with impaired operation of a conveyance (vehicle), and impaired operation of a conveyance while exceeding the legal blood alcohol concentration.

Martins-Hajj-Hassan was released with a future court date. Their driver’s licence is automatically suspended for 90 days and they will face a one-year suspension if convicted. The vehicle was seized and impounded for seven days, with the accused being responsible for all fees and fines.

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